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Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,458
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 106
Gots: 610 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial stout brewed with pumpkins Warlock is brewed to enchant your palate on its own and also to counterpoint our Imperial Ale, Pumking. Make your own black magic by carefully pouring this Imperial Stout into a goblet.

Dark and mysterious, the Blackwater Series is serious about high gravity. Reanimate your senses with Warlock’s huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-19-2013)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Dark brown, nearly black color. A two finger bubbly beige head rises, then recedes after a minute to nothing. Not much lace.
S: Sugary, burnt toast, light roast. Then some buttery malts and pumpkin spices. Like cinnamon, and allspice. A mess.
T: Like the nose, just a complete mess. Granulated sugar, and cloyingly sweet. Which is expected for their stouts. Burnt toast and light roast. Buttery, almost diacetyl flavors, pie crust, and spices. Again, cinnamon and allspice in the finish. Actually the allspice takes over after a while and lingers on forever.
M/D: A medium body and moderate carbonation. I am surprised at how watery and thin this is compared to other stouts they make. Way to sweet, and just messy. Hard to drink more than a few ounces.

I have never enjoyed Pumking, and this is not much better. A sickly sweet, allspice bomb that is not enjoyable for me to drink. Enough said.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A rich deep dark garnet brown with a brown head that billows forth. Nice retention and lacing. Quite clear and mild carbonation.

Nose has lots of chocolate and even more coffee. Rich roasted malts and molasses. A light alcohol sweetness. Pumpkin shows itself quite a bit and immediately. Its like having a slice of pie and a mocha in a glass.

Taste is like the nose. Sweet molasses and toffee. Dark roasted coffee. Delicious meaty pumpkin pie. A firm earthy and pie spice bitterness. Nutmeg laced swallow. Sweet booziness and fusel heat.

Gentle carbonation flows into a surprisingly light body that nonetheless has some chew and syrup to it. Easy drinking and satisfying.

A Great Pumpkin of a stout. one of the best I've had.

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This brew pours a pure black color with a two finger mocha head. Little lacing; low carbonation.

The smell is full of pumpkins, cardamom, vanilla, allspice chocolate, nutmeg and roasted malts.

The taste follows the nose, this is a surprisingly good pumpkin ale for a beer that bills itself as an Imperial Stout. All of the elements that were present in the smell are present in the taste. First the chocolate then the pumpkin spices hit, then a nutty taste, a slight roasted malt taste then gingerbread moving to vanilla. It goes down smoothly with a strong taste and smell of vanilla remaining in the aftertaste.

This beer is interesting and complex; there is a lot going on here and I will need to have more in order to take it all in.

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Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,458 ratings.